One of the most representative wines produced in Ribera del Duero, Protos Crianza Mágnum comes in a 1.5-litre bottle, a key feature that guarantees a longer and steadier ageing process.
A single varietal Tempranillo, this Spanish red wine is made from grapevines over 25 years of age. In order to reduce yields and optimize sun exposure, the plants are green pruned at the beginning of every growing season
Once the grapes were brought to the facilities of Bodegas Protos, they were destemmed and gently crushed prior to the beginning of the vinification process.
The wine must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks, with pump-downs of the solid skin cap and punch-overs of the underlying wine juice performed on a daily basis.
After that, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was aged for 14 months in oak barrels, one third French and two thirds American.
Finally, Protos Crianza Mágnum 2015 was aged for a further year in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Aerate the wine a little before drinking. Drink through 2028.
The wine Protos Crianza Magnum has a clean, very bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Deep and intense, this Tempranillo from Peñafiel smells of plums, blackberries and cranberries, along with Jamaican pepper, toffee, fine wood and sweet spices. On the background, this Crianza red wine suggests notions of flowers and balsam.
Palate-caressing and inviting, this wine by Bodegas Protos has a remarkable freshness, and an acidity that announces a long life. Wild berries, cocoa, undergrowth and spices combine in a most gracious manner. This crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero has a long finish with spicy and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine with a long life ahead, Protos Crianza 2015 Mágnum is great with roasted meats, casseroles and Ibérico ham.
Protos Crianza 2014 Magnum:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.
Protos Crianza 2012 Magnum:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
Protos Crianza 2011 Mágnum:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||1,5 l|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|